Highest Midterm Election Turnout Ever

By: Lauren Whitney
By: Lauren Whitney

Voting center workers had their work cut out for them in Tuesday's midterm election with more voters than ever before coming out to vote.

Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Janice Rich said this is the highest voter turnout in Mesa County history for a midterm election.

75 percent of registered voters hit the polls or sent in their mail in ballots. 11, 938 people went to voting centers on election day, while 36, 269 sent in mail in ballots.

In the last midterm election in 2006, 67 percent of registered voters cast their vote. In the 2008 Presidential election there was a 92 percent voter turnout.

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